Empowerment of women for equitable participation in watershed management for improved livelihoods and sustainable development: an analytical study uri icon

abstract

  • Watershed programs are recognized as potential engines for agricultural growth and sustainable development in rain-fed areas. Success and sustainability of watershed programs are directly related to collective action for conserving natural resources to enhance crop productivity, livelihoods for sustainable income development and gender equity. Women are key players as managers and direct actors in managing natural resources in the watershed and addressing the household food security. However, often they have passiverole in decision-making process because of their low educational levels, social customs, and economic dependence

publication date

  • 2007